The '''University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill''', also known as '''UNC,''' or simply '''Carolina''',
is a public university|public research university
located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
, United States. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which also allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States
. North Carolina is one of the original eight Public Ivy
schools that are claimed to provide an Ivy League
experience for a public schooling price.
[Richard Moll in his book ''Public Ivys: A Guide to America's best public undergraduate colleges and universities'' (1985)]
The first public institution of higher education in North Carolina, the school opened its doors to students on February 12, 1795. The university offers degrees in over 70 courses of study through fourteen colleges and the College...